It is said that one of the biggest faults of the new generation of parents is not giving their kids enough responsibilities. In wanting what they deem to be the best for their children, they unwittingly deprive them of an important life lesson on independence. The term used for it is 'overparenting,' and it could prove to be damaging to our kids.
The tendency to overparent is stronger especially when a family is well-to-do, as in the case of many celebrity families. If not the parents themselves, there's always help available, thanks to able yayas and kasambahays. It's easy to fall into the trap. But, these celebrity parents beg to differ by starting their kids young with age-appropriate household chores. Kudos to them!
Danica and Marc Pingris
Cleaning the bathroom is a family affair for the Pingrises. Mic and Caela sure look like they're having fun!
Oyo and Kristine Sotto
When their family graced the cover of Smart Parenting magazine in June 2014, Oyo let us in on a secret: that Kristine is actually very hands-on with household chores (watch the video below). It's no wonder, then, that they've trained their kids Kiel, Ondrea and Kaleb well to help out at home.
Ryan and Judy Ann Agoncillo
His mom is a wonderful cook (we love her recipes!), so it's not surprising that Lucho may actually be following in her footsteps.
Alwyn and Jennica Uytingco
Jennica has always been an advocate of natural parenting, so teaching daughter Mori to be nurturing is a must for her.
How about you, how are you introducing household chores to your kids?